Deer Creek 1998 Calendar
Deer Creek, like most morris teams, tends to have fewer performances in the winter. The
darker months find us practicing our form and looking forward to the new season. Spring is
coming, though, and our dance card is starting to take shape. Check out where we'll be,
and do come see us!
- Feb 8 (Sunday) - Downtown Palo Alto, 1:30 - 3:30
In the great tradition of
Morris dancing, we find enjoyment in springing up in some unexpected place and terrorizing
everyone around with incredible, bell-jingling capers! We're planning some jumping and
clashing for this day somewhere around downtown Palo Alto. So, beware!
- April 10-12 - Roll out the
Bear Ale in Berkeley
An Ale is a chance for morris dancing teams from all over
to get together for reveling, imbibing, dancing, laughing, playing music and generally
enjoying each other's company. Teams on the west coast of the US take turns each year
hosting such a gathering. This year our friends with Berkeley Morris are extending the
- May 1 (Thursday) - May Day sunrise dance! 5am-7am
not so much that we believe the sun won't come up on Mayday without some dancing, it's
just that if we didn't dance, and the sun didn't come up, we'd feel really bad.
We'll be dancing with Mayfield Morris & Sword and Fool's Choice Morris at the Palo
Alto Baylands park. In Palo Alto, take the Embarcadero towards the bay. Turn left when it
ends (at the airport). Keep going until you see the parking lot with lots of cars. Yes,
that's right, you won't be the only one up before the dawn!
Dancing starts at 5:30.
If you haven't been out to see the sunrise celebration, give it a try. It's very
beautiful, and while the sleepiness lasts only as long as it takes you to get there, the
happy glow lasts all day!
- Sunday, May 31 - Whitsunday
tour with Seabright Morris in Santa Cruz 1:30 - 5:00
Come enjoy Morris dancing
by the sea in beautiful Santa Cruz! We'll be at the Lighthouse at 1:30, and then more
dancing in downtown on Pacific Avenue.
- Tuesday, June 16 - British Banker's Club in Menlo Park - Early Evening
this dancing makes a Morris man thirsty! Come enjoy a few glasses and some fun dances with
us at the BBC. It's next to Cafe Borone and Kepler's Books on El Camino in Menlo Park.
We'll start dancing a little after you get off work, so treat yourself and drop by!
- Tuesday, July 21 - Cafe Boronne
- Tuesday, August 18 - Cafe Boronne
Come have your favorite drink and enjoy an
evening of Morris dancing! Cafe Boronne is in Menlo Park, on El Camino Real, between
Kepler's Books and the British Bankers Club. We'll be dancing between 8:00 and 9:00. Come
- September 1, 8, 15 - Open Practice
We are actively looking for new members. If
you have seen us dance, and it looked really cool, come and join us for an open practice
session. We'll show you some steps, and you can tell your envious friends that you now
know how to dance Morris!
Our practice hall is in the Carriage House at Holbrook-Palmer park in Atherton. The
entrance to the park is just off Watkins Avenue., near the intersection of Marsh and
Middlefield roads. Contact any of us to get more detailed directions or more information.
- September 26, 27 - Los Angeles
Our friends with Sunset Morris have
down south to dance with them. Come fly down with us! No, seriously! The fellows with
Sunset Morris are spectacular dancers, and there will be much fun. Tell your friends down
If you would like us to dance at your event, we're available for hire. Contact